motivating quote for challenging behaviors

Challenging behaviors can be a frustrating part of being an SLP if we let them. We’ve all heard the phrase, “The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.” I bet after just reading it and reflecting for 10 seconds, you have some students from your caseload in […]

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Middle School, Musings

How to Reduce Challenging Behaviors in Speech Therapy

I’m always looking for ways to improve myself as a person and as an SLP. This year, I’m going to focus on health. I will try to eat more vegetables, less meat and less night time snacks. I’m going to try to walk my dogs every day. I’m also going to continue a my focus […]

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For SLPs, Musings

10 New Year’s Resolutions for SLPs – Love Your Job This Year!

Being a school based SLP is admirable and meaningful, but the job can be a real challenge sometimes. These hilarious GIFs help to lighten the mood and help you relate if you're a school based SLP.

I think the best part about SLP memes is that they remind us that so many of our challenges, successes and emotional roller coasters are so relatable! It’s good to know that other people feel that way too. You know you’re a school based SLP if… you can relate to these funny SLP memes! 1. You […]

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For SLPs, Musings

8 Hilarious SLP memes!

renew your passion for your career

  Challenges rise, work can be mundane, and we can struggle with the old passion for our career. I’d like to introduce you to Melony – a fabulous reader who is going to share her perspective on how she renewed her love for her job as an SLP! I LOVE reading blog posts from other […]

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Musings

Renew the Passion For Your Career

I got married in the summer of 2016! It's time to take a break from SLP talk and share some of the details of our amazing day with you. Read all about where we held our ceremony and reception, see pictures of the event, and share in our joy as we start our new life together!

As you may have seen on Instagram or Facebook, I got married over the summer! I wanted to share a bit about my day with you all 🙂 We got married at Wisconsin Brewing Company, a brewery just outside of Madison, WI. It’s very close to our house and one of our favorite places to […]

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Musings

I got married!

Just because we work in schools doesn't necessarily mean we have the summer off! Check out what I'm up to during the summer months as a school-based SLP.

I switched to working in the schools this past November so this is my first summer off as a school-based SLP. Can I say how much I love it? I’ve been incredibly busy, mostly planning my wedding and cleaning my house/car/life… I’m a HUGE mess! Summer me is driving more slowly, drinking coffee out of […]

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Musings

The Summer Version of Me!

summer reads book suggestions

It seems to be the cool thing to do for SLPs who work in the school setting: soak up the summer reads! This is my first summer in the schools and I’m hoping to get some quality reading time in. Below are my recommendations for both speech/disability/therapy related books and then some non-therapy related ones, […]

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Musings

Summer reads for SLPs – Time to relax and unwind!

Be good, not great. You might be thinking… “Woah. Did I read that correctly?” Yes, yes you did. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a type A personality in most facets of my life. When I do things, I commit. I don’t do things halfway. This belief, of course, carried over into […]

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Musings

My SLP New Year’s Resolution: Be Good, Not Great

reflections on a SLP CFY

I can’t believe my SLP CFY has come and gone! This past week on Facebook I was reminded that it was just a year ago I graduated with my Masters! CRAZY to think what can happen in a year. -Started a REAL job (yes I get paid to play with fun things)   -Moved into […]

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Musings

In a year… (my SLP CFY Reflection)

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden